Parenting with PLAY!
Do bedtimes take f o r e v e r ....?
Do you follow the dinner, bath, bed routine only for your baby or child to become hyper and resist going to sleep?
Is bedtime something you dread because it’s such a long drawn out affair and your whole evening is just gone?
Or do you delay it to late at night so they can go to bed with you just so you can get things done in the evening (even though you have zero time to yourself)?
Maybe you hate the idea of sleep training, but your baby or child will not fall asleep easily, you're exhausted and something needs to change.
(PS - this is NOT sleep training)
Or maybe what worked when they were younger just isn't working any more and you really don't know what to do instead.
If any of this sounds familiar, I can help!
Better Bedtimes is personalised support for your family:
+ 2 x 1 hour video consultations with Helena
+ Life-time access to the 4 part video series: 4 Days to Better Bedtimes
+ 2 weeks Messenger Support
The 4 Days to Better Bedtimes Video series has 4 short videos which introduces practical, simple & often fun strategies to start implementing straight away.
Helping your baby or child to sleep better is not down to the perfect “magic” routine. It’s not about rigid consistency or even the temperature of the room.
Instead it’s about what’s actually going on for you & your baby or child.
My approach is designed to help strengthen your connection with your baby or child, to help them with their emotional & physical needs and to give you the support & tools you need to be able to do so.
Better bedtimes & sleep will naturally follow.
"First full night's sleep last night in years!"
“We had one of the best nights of sleep in my daughter's life...and my partner got her to sleep for the first time ever!"
I'm Helena Mooney and I'm a Parenting by Connection Instructor and an Aware Parenting Instructor. I'm also mum to 2 children so I really understand how challenging bedtimes can be.
When my eldest was a baby, I thought I was doing everything "right". I carried her in a sling everywhere, breast-fed on demand, never let her cry, co-slept and minimised over-stimulation.
The problem was - she took AGES to fall asleep and woke frequently throughout the night. I was completely exhausted.
When she was 10 months old I discovered Aware Parenting and everything changed. I learned what was going on for her emotionally and how to best help her. She started sleeping better. Bedtimes were easier. She was more settled and happier during the day. I came out of that exhaustion fog.
And what was even better, was that I had found a way that was to benefit her & our entire family as she became a toddler, went to pre-school and primary school. I learned how her emotions governed her behaviour and so I could help when she had tantrums, got frustrated, angry or upset.
Parenting our babies is much more than just training them to sleep. When we can help them emotionally, sleep naturally follows.
This approach is incredibly respectful, practical and highly effective.
"My daughter was absolutely terrible at napping during the day. I was so exhausted.
Searching for a solution I came across Helena and I became hooked on Aware Parenting. It has resulted in my daughter sleeping for 2 hour blocks at nap times and lengthy blocks at night. Her feeding improved drastically and reduced some of the wind problems she also had.
I have since researched more this style of parenting and absolutely love it! From the bonding, psychological, physical and emotional perspectives.
I count my blessings I found Helena when I did otherwise I’m not sure how I would be coping today.”
"Aware Parenting changed my life. It opened my eyes to a new way of connecting with my baby, myself and everyone around me.
I was in a desperate place, a walking zombie as my son woke every hour at 6 months. I didn’t want to let him cry but neither dummy nor boob nor anything else I tried was helping.
I started working with Helena because of sleep and continued because it changed the way I saw my baby’s emotions. I connected more with him, I enjoyed him more, I connected more with myself and my partner and yes, better sleep followed pretty quickly.”
" My 4 year old son suffered from night terrors and would spend all night screaming and shouting in his sleep, he now sleeps peacefully all night.“